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Neil O'Donnell

O' Donnell Law Offices
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Neil O'Donnell
O' Donnell Law Offices

Neil O’Donnell is the founder of O’Donnell Law Offices. As an experienced trial lawyer, he fights for his clients in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases.

His practice focuses on truck crashes and car crashes, sexual exploitation, premises liability, bad faith, dram shop, and insurance disputes.

He started practicing law in 1987, after he was admitted into the Pennsylvania Bar. Attorney O’Donnell is admitted to practice in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and Eastern District of Pennsylvania United States District Courts. He also is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

His legal career began after he graduated with honors from King’s College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

He worked for three years in Philadelphia, for the Baskin, Flaherty, Elliot & Mannino firm, before starting O’Donnell Law Offices in 1990.

Peers in the legal profession respect his experience and want his opinion

Attorney O’Donnell’s success, with millions of dollars in awards and settlements secured for his clients, has led to overwhelming peer respect.

his decade alone, leading attorney groups like the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Melvin Belli Society, Brain Injury Association of California, Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Connectionology, and others, have asked him to present more than a dozen times. Attorney O’Donnell started leading peer educational seminars in 2013.

During his presentations, he coaches other attorneys on matters like strategizing for depositions, jury selection in a post-COVID-19 era and strategies for winning traumatic brain injury cases.

Attorney Neil O’Donnell is a member of these professional organizations

Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate and in Civil Pretrial Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Melvin Belli Society

Pennsylvania Bar Association

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Wilkes-Barre Law Library Association

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Northeastern Pennsylvania Association for Justice

Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

Pennsylvania Association for Justice

American Association for Justice

Attorney Neil O’Donnell’s Professional Appointments

Co-Chair Judicial Selection Advisory Committee for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (2018 and 2021)

Chair U.S. Attorney Advisory Selection Committee for Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania (2021)

Court Appointed Trial Master the Luzerne County Special Trial Masters Program

Pennsylvania Round Table Participant Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Committee Member Pennsylvania Committee on Racial and Gender Bias in the Justice System

Committee Member Pennsylvania Appellate Rules Advisory Committee (2017-present)

Hearing Examiner Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board (2018-present)

Court Appointed Mediator U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Attorney rating agencies put O’Donnell at the top

The nation’s top attorney rating agencies consistently put Attorney O’Donnell at the top of their lists. Here’s just some of them that have awarded Neil:

Rating agencies and organizations that have recognized Attorney Neil O’Donnell

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Top 10

Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Rating

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Top 100

American Society of Legal Advocates

National Trial Lawyers Top 100

Top 100 Lawyers

Best Lawyers

Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America

Litigation Counsel of America

National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Melvin Belli Society

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